January Solds

136 Pacific Dunes Way, Guadalupe, Ca 93434
136 Pacific Dunes Way, Guadalupe, Ca 93434

136 Pacific Dunes Way, Guadalupe, Ca 93434

***Home sold on 1/15/16 for $275,000


1,619 Sq. Ft.

Opportunity in Point Sal Dunes. Formal living room and family room with fireplace with. 3 bedroom with optional den or 4th bedroom home. Bring your personal touches with carpet and paint. Nice size back yard, close to school and downtown Guadalupe.


952 Magnolia Drive, Arroyo Grande, Ca 93420

952 Magnolia Drive, Arroyo Grande, Ca 93420

***This home sold on 1/22/16 for $590,000


1,911 Sq. Ft.

Exceptional home located on a cul-de-sac Formal living and dining rooms. Large spacious kitchen with ample oak cabinets and tiled counter space which opens to the family room. Added sunroom, great back yard with views of the hills. Close to Margaret Harloe and Arroyo Grande High School. Bedrooms are good size and both baths have dual sinks.



1423 Bethel Lane, Santa Maria, Ca 93458

***This home sold on 1/26/16 for $304,500


1,798 Sq. Ft.

Westgate home, laminate flooring in kitchen, dining and family room area. Versatile living room can be used as a den/office. Nice size kitchen features and island with breakfast bar and opens to the family room. Indoor laundry room with additional storage. Garage has finished interior. Manageable back yard, room for garden area and patio.


Outland and Associates Real Estate

2665 Shell Beach Road Ste J1

Pismo Beach Ca 93449


Rental Scams are REAL!

Rental Scams are real, use a company that has a physical location you can visit with history and a good reputation.

The most prevalent scam these days for Santa Maria is the “Craigslist scam” wherein the “too good to be true” rental properties always have the potential renter wire the money to an out of state location promising to “mail the keys” upon receipt of the funds.Today’s scam: Our office got a call from people who were victim to a craigslist scam. They had sent $800 dollars to the scammers, the scammers said to send the money to them and they will receive the key. Investigation is in progress.

About a week ago: an agent in our office found that someone had posted her current listing, a vacant home, for rent on Trulia. They found and used an owner’s name on the property who has not been involved with the home for many years. The letter head for the rental agreement is based out of Idaho and the kicker is they are saying the broker involved in the transaction is a Realtor out of the Central Valley who is a member of our local board. The good news is that we do have a viable phone number for the scammer and that person is answering the phone.

Newer Scam: It was last week when I received a call from the Code enforcement agency stating that while they were out checking properties, they came across a family standing in front of one of our listings who claimed they had just rented the place. There was no information listed on any online web site/page. It was the old back my number from the bottom of a posting that was taped to the water cooler at a local grocery market. When police investigated the grocery store, that posting had already been removed thus they are continuing their investigation.

If you’re a Real Estate professional protect your clients! If the home you are selling is vacant and your MLS allows please post the following in the public area “This home is not for Rent.” This will go out to all the larger sites where these crooks are scrapping information from. Most likely they will not even read or realize that they posted “This home is not for rent.” Hopefully to help victims avoid being scammed the prospective renter see’s the verbiage that the home is for sale and not for rent.Another Real Estate agent TIP! Use “Google Alerts.” It’s free and really good at finding not only the bogus posts but it also lets you know what additional marketing is going on with your listings.

Everyone please be careful, avoid these scams and make sure you tell your friends.

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Don’t hesitate to call us if you think you’ve encountered a scam. (805) 481-3939
Outland and Associates Real Estate
2665 Shell Beach Road Ste J 1
Pismo Beach Ca 93449

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Atascadero Real Estate Market Review January – August 2015

Reo stick built homes in Atascadero in 2015. The numbers in January are a bit slow but pick up in april and may. The average January active price is 420 but dropped down to 393 in august. The average sold price in January is 405 and in july is 344. The average days on market in January is 56 and in july is 46. If you are looking to sell your Atascadero home please contact me at [email protected]  or call my office 805-481-3939. If you are wondering how much your home is worth please visit www.freehousequotes.com  If you are looking for a home in Atascadero please email james outland [email protected] for updates on the mls it is a free service you get an email with the actives, contingents and pending and solds.


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